Mobile Security

  • Blackphone privacy-focused smartphone to head out in three weeks

    Those who have been quite concerned about recent breaches in security and privacy might be well aware of one of a kind devices like FreedomPop’s “Snowden Phone” and Silent Circle’s Blackphone. This latter

    June 15, 2014 • Views: 557

  • McAfee brings “kill switch” feature to LG G3

    LG Electronics announced that it has partnered with McAfee to bring an anti-theft feature to the new LG G3 phones. The mobile devices will now be pre-installed with the latest version of the McAfee Mobile Security, which includes

    June 13, 2014 • Views: 6472

  • Lookout Theft Alerts looks out for suspicious behavior

    Mobile security firm Lookout is offering a new feature that brings it up to par with many security apps and services now on Android. Using a combination of mobile technologies and snooping, Theft Alerts can help you locate your

    May 29, 2014 • Views: 783

  • 1Password 4 for Android coming June 10

    Having been in use on iOS and OS X for quite some time, 1Password 4 is coming to Android. Involved in a beta program since late last year, the team at Agile Bits are preparing to let the app loose. In true Android fashion,

    May 23, 2014 • Views: 839

  • BitDefender Mobile Security adds App Locking feature

    BitDefender, a brand easily associated with anti-virus and security software, has updated their Mobile Security Android app with an important new feature. With the new App Lock function, users will be able to keep prying eyes and

    May 21, 2014 • Views: 1262

  • Koler.A ransomware blackmails you for bad judgment

    Proving again that mobile security is also only as good as your own vigilance, a new type of Android malware has been unearthed. The Trojan Koler.A holds your smartphone hostage, rendering it practically unusable, until you pay a

    May 8, 2014 • Views: 1046

  • LastPass update brings Galaxy S5 fingerprint authentication

    Galaxy S5 users were always able to unlock their handset using the fingerprint scanner. PayPal also added support shortly after the handset launched. Well, it looks like another company has come forward with support. This latest

    April 29, 2014 • Views: 767

  • Google updates Android security, app scanning

    Google has announced an update to their app security protocol for Android, which will now continuously scan your devices for nefarious app activity. Prior to the update, Android verified the security of an app on install, but

    April 10, 2014 • Views: 1006

  • Heartbleed only an issue for Android 4.1.1

    There has been plenty of talk regarding “Heartbleed” lately. For those who may have somehow missed that story, the simple version is that Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL. But while that is simple to say, this is

    April 9, 2014 • Views: 2343

  • LastPass on Android can now autofill app logins

    Security on Android apps has gotten easier, or at least more convenient, that is, if you’re using LastPass’ password management. The service has just updated its Android app with new capabilities, such as

    March 25, 2014 • Views: 1000